Government Executive September 2000 Vol.32, No.11

The Human Touch
David Walker hopes his reforms at GAO can help other agencies overcome the impending human capital crisis.

Midcourse Correction
NASA discovers faster and cheaper don't add up to better.

Military reform plans are stalled by the huge cost of maintaining weapons.

Hard Sell
Uncle Sam has become one of the biggest spenders on paid advertising in the world, but federal ad efforts are getting mixed reviews.

Military-Industrial Complexity
The nation's largest defense contractors are getting a bigger share of the Pentagon's dollars, but they're not prospering.

The Culture Chasm
How to bridge the gap between what government is and what it could be.

Ground Zero
Just about everyone in the United States and Russia get rid of their excess nuclear warheads, but the job is a technical and diplomatic challenge.

Managing Technology: Purchasing IT as a Utility
Personal Technology: Assisting Disabled Workers
Management: An Agenda for Government's Next CEO
Management: Walking the Transition Tightrope
Defense Beat: A Decade's Bills Are Coming Due
Travel: Surf's Up for Federal Travelers

Editor's Notebook: People Problems
Political World: Selling Government Short
The Last Word: Fed Bashing Out of Style

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